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Live Reporting

Mantej Mann

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    It's another full weekend schedule of Premier League action. Here's a reminder of the best bits from today's news conferences:

    • Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has banned the journalist that leaked the story of his training ground bust-up with midfielder Matt Ritchie
    • David De Gea has become a father and Man Utd boss OIe Gunnar Solskjaer says it's a "fantastic" moment for the goalkeeper
    • Man City manager Pep Guardiola said it makes "no sense" to allow players to leave on international duty if they have to quarantine on their return to England.

    You can read more about those stories, and lots of other talking points below...

  2. 'Always going to cause teams problems'

    West Ham v Leeds (Mon, 20:00 GMT)

    West Ham United

    Speaking about facing Leeds on Monday night, West Ham boss David Moyes said: "For a team coming into the Premier League they've done very well stepping up.

    "When we saw them in the Championship, the way they play was always going to cause teams problems.

    "We know how tough it's going to be. We got a good result at Elland Road and hope we can back it up with a good result at London Stadium."

  3. 'Sad time for football people'

    West Ham v Leeds (Mon, 20:00 GMT)

    West Ham United

    Former West Ham manager Glenn Roeder died aged 65 after a long illness at the end of last month, and current boss David Moyes says it is a "sad time for a lot of football people".

    "I didn't know Glenn that well personally, but I know that from the LMA and people around me, they spoke very highly of him.," said Moyes.

    "He seemed like a really good guy. For someone to lose a life so young in the world we're in is sad. My condolences go to his family. It's a really sad time for his family and a lot of football people who knew him well."

  4. 'Always a first for everything'

    West Ham v Leeds (Mon, 20:00 GMT)

    West Ham United

    West Ham are two points outside of the Champions League qualification places, having played a game less than fourth-placed Chelsea, and manager David Moyes says his side are "going to try everything we can" to qualify for Europe's elite club competition.

    "Trying to break into the top four in any season is a monumental thing for any team," said Moyes.

    " There's always a first for everything - I'm hoping that we're able to do everything we can to challenge the top teams."

  5. 'Destroy the game'

    Liverpool v Fulham (Sun, 14:00 GMT)


    Fulham were beaten 1-0 by Tottenham on Thursday after Josh Maja had a deserved second-half equaliser disallowed for handball, and Scott Parker says: "We’re looking for perfection, which ultimately will destroy the game because it's about raw emotion."

  6. 'Wounded animal'

    Fulham v Liverpool (Sun, 14:00 GMT)


    Fulham were beaten by Tottenham on Thursday and they face the champions this weekend, but Cottagers boss Scott Parker says his side's next opponents are going through a "tough spell".

    "Liverpool are going through a tough spell," said Parker.

    "We need to tread carefully against a wounded animal but try to put our stamp on things too."

  7. Parker takes the floor...

    Liverpool v Fulham (Sun, 14:00 GMT)

    We heard from Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder just then, but now it's time to turn our attention to another club at the wrong end of the table.

    Over to Fulham manager Scott Parker...

  8. Newcastle lose attempt to remove arbitration panel chairman

    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport

    Busy day for Newcastle.

    In addition to Steve Bruce's remarkable presser earlier, the club has lost their High Court attempt to remove the chairman of the takeover arbitration panel.

    Newcastle appealed on grounds of apparent bias, and also lost a demand to make the arbitration hearing public.

    But the High Court said that details of the arbitration judgement would be made public.

    It is understood owner Mike Ashley is still intent on selling to a Saudi Arabian-backed consortium.

  9. 'Missing'

    Sheffield United v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Sheffield United

    Chris Basham and Jayden Bogle will both be unavailable for Sheffield United's game with Southampton, says manager Chris Wilder.

    “Both of those players will be missing for tomorrow’s game, said Wilder.”

    “Hopefully they will be in contention for Leicester next week and definitely back in for the cup game.”

  10. 'Absolute diamond'

    Sheffield United v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Sheffield United

    Having scored the winner for the Sheffield United against Aston Villa, Blades manager Chris Wilder was asked if striker David McGoldrick was his best signing at the club.

    "He’s got to be up there, I quite like those left field ones," said Wilder.

    "Off the field he’s an absolute diamond and on the pitch he’s been brilliant. He’s at a home now that he enjoys and loves working with the people here.”

  11. 'I turned straight to our monitor'

    Sheffield United v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Sheffield United

    Sheffield United beat Aston Villa in their last outing in midweek courtesy of a David McGoldrick goal, but manager Chris Wilder says a lot of the "emotion" has gone out of the game with the intervention of VAR and empty stadiums.

    "I think a lot of the emotion is gone out of the game anyway with fans not being in the ground," said Wilder.

    "When David scored I turned straight to our monitor, first & firemost now you think ‘Oh, is it offside?’. I’m sure the fans at home are the same.”

  12. Wilder in the house...

    Sheffield United v Southampton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    From the top to the bottom, let's hear from Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder now.

    The Blades host the Saints on Saturday afternoon...

  13. 'It was boring'

    Man City v Man Utd (Sun, 16:30 GMT)

    Manchester City

    The Manchester clubs played out a goalless draw in their last meeting in December but Man City boss Pep Guardiola says the game was played while his side were "not at their best".

    "The [derby] game [in December] was not good, the analysis said it was boring," said Guardiola.

    "But we admit in that period we were not at our best. But the intention was to try and win the game."

  14. 'The smell when you win is beautiful'

    Man City v Man Utd (Sun, 16:30 GMT)

    Manchester City

    Manchester City are 14 points clear at the top of the Premier League and on course for a third title in four years, but manager Pep Guardiola says "words cannot inject desire" into his players.

    "It [desire] comes from wanting to compete with team mates and do the best we can," said Guardiola.

    "People are saying nice things because we are winning. The smell when you win is beautiful but we can lose. That's why our perspective is calm.

    "We always think we can do better but it’s about how we handle good moments. When you win something, it doesn't mean you will win in the future. We have been magnificent, no one can deny it, but you don't win in March. I see something in the team. Everyone wants to win.

  15. 'Makes no sense'

    Man City v Man Utd (Sun, 16:30 GMT)

    Manchester City

    Speaking on the matter of the international break, Man City boss Pep Guardiola said: "It makes no sense to go to an international team and then not be able to play for ten days.

    "We work all season here. We spend a lot of time, effort, money to invest in that - for six/seven players to miss time at this time in the season makes no sense for us."

  16. Pep won't let City players go if they have to quarantine

    Man City v Man Utd (Sun, 16:30GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he has not discussed the forthcoming international break with his players.

    However, he says any player who has to quarantine on their return to England 'will not fly'.

    He says it wouldn't make any sense to let them go, but if they can play for their countries and come and play for Man City then they can go.

  17. Pep on his way...

    Man City v Man Utd (Sun, 16:30 GMT)

    We've already heard from Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this afternoon, so what about his opposite number this weekend?

    It's Pep Guardiola up next...

    Pep Guardiola
  18. 'Among the best in the country'

    Tottenham v Crystal Palace (Sun, 19:15 GMT)

    Crystal Palace

    Palace travel across town to face Spurs on Sunday and boss Roy Hodgson is all too aware of the threats his side will face in north London.

    "A big challenge," said Hodgson.

    "Their front four are amongst the best players in their position in the country.

    "They righted their form last night [with victory at Fulham] and looking to get into the top four."

  19. 'Powers of recovery'

    Tottenham v Crystal Palace (Sun, 19:15 GMT)

    Crystal Palace

    Injured Palace forward Wilfried Zaha has not played for the club since 2 February, but manager Roy Hodgson says "there is no reason I cannot consider him" for selection against Spurs.

    Asked if the Ivorian was available to make his return to the side, Hodgson said: "I think so. He has trained well this week.

    "He's missed a bit but he's still come back quicker than expected due to his powers of recovery."

  20. 'Proud'

    Tottenham v Crystal Palace (Sun, 19:15 GMT)

    Crystal Palace

    Palace are unbeaten in three games, including a win against rivals Brighton, and manager Roy Hodgson says he is "proud" of his players.

    "I am very proud of what the players have been able to achieve. It was three very tough games," said Hodgson.

    "People may question the league position of the sides but Brighton and Fulham were in top form and we didn't have a full contingent to choose from."